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Cypselus melbaSwift Swift, n.
1. The current of a stream. [R.] --Walton.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small,
long-winged, insectivorous birds of the family
Micropodid[ae]. In form and habits the swifts resemble
swallows, but they are destitute of complex vocal muscles
and are not singing birds, but belong to a widely
different group allied to the humming birds.
Note: The common European swift (Cypselus, or Micropus,
apus) nests in church steeples and under the tiles of
roofs, and is noted for its rapid flight and shrill
screams. It is called also black martin, black
swift, hawk swallow, devil bird, swingdevil,
screech martin, and shreik owl. The common
American, or chimney, swift (Ch[ae]tura pelagica) has
sharp rigid tips to the tail feathers. It attaches its
nest to the inner walls of chimneys, and is called also
chimney swallow. The Australian swift (Ch[ae]tura
caudacuta) also has sharp naked tips to the tail
quills. The European Alpine swift (Cypselus melba) is
whitish beneath, with a white band across the breast.
The common Indian swift is Cypselus affinis. See also
Palm swift, under Palm, and Tree swift, under
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of lizards, as the
4. (Zo["o]l.) The ghost moth. See under Ghost.
5. [Cf. Swivel.] A reel, or turning instrument, for winding
yarn, thread, etc.; -- used chiefly in the plural.
6. The main card cylinder of a flax-carding machine.
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to: Dame Nellie Melba
(1861–1931), Australian soprano opera singer Melba
(film), a 1953 musical biopic drama
film about Nellie Melba
- Dame Nellie Melba
GBE (born Helen Porter
Mitc****; 19 May 1861 – 23 February
1931) was an Australian operatic
soprano. She became
one of the most famous...
- Peach Melba
(French: pêche Melba
[pɛʃ mɛl.ba]) is a dessert
and raspberry sauce
ice cream. It was invented
- Melba toast
is a dry, crisp
and thinly sliced
toast, often served
with soup and salad
with either melted cheese
or pâté. It is named after
- Melba Joyner Pattillo Beals
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and college educator
who is widely known
as a member
of the Little
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Hill (born October
29, 1945), known
by her stage
Moore, is an American
singer, actress, voice
actress, and entertainer. Moore...
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, to leave
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home, 47-year-old Joseph
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- Melba Doretta Liston
(January 13, 1926 – April
23, 1999) was an American
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